Tottenham Hotspur wouldn’t consider paying £100m for Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves this summer, claims club insider John Wenham.
The Lowdown: Much Interest
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from Molineux for most of the season, with the Lilywhites being part of several clubs. interested in his service, alongside Manchester United and Arsenal.
As a result, Wenham believes it would take an exorbitant amount of money to lure Neves away from the Midlands at the end of the current campaign.
The latest: Neves could cost £100m
Asked if Spurs could make a move for the Portuguese talent, Wenham said Football Insider:
“He’s a very good player but I see Wolves have put a £100m price tag on him. That’s the price I’ve seen mentioned and there’s no way we’re paying it.
“It’s up to Wolves to set that price and they can do that. It’s about what it’s worth to Wolves. I don’t see us having it while that price is up. We’re also well stocked in the middle of the field.
“Whether that price should come down and he was a feasible player would have to be seen. But I don’t think anyone would sign him for £100m.
The verdict: Neves move to Spurs unlikely
Once greeted an “outstanding” player from Wolves journalist Tim Spiers, there is no doubt that the £36 million talisman has been one of the most notable midfielders in the Premier League in recent years, having netted a total of 36 goal contributions since joining Bruno Lage in 2017.
Despite this impressive performance, Tottenham are already quite well supplied in the middle of the park, especially following the January arrival of Dejan Kulusevski. The Swede youngster has had a hugely impressive start to life under Antonio Conte in north London, registering three goals and eight assists in just 17 appearances so far, according to transfer market.
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With the Italian looking to rebuild his squad before the start of the next term, it seems highly unlikely that he will come out and spend £100m on a player when he needs the transfer funds at his disposal to attract new recruits all over the field. . Therefore, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Neves move to Barcelona in the coming months to fulfill his lifelong dream.
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